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Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse/Ward Leader

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Opening in Spring 2024, our exemplar ward will set new standards in elderly healthcare delivery, and we would love for you to join us in this exciting journey of change!

If you are you a passionate and dedicated nursing professional committed to delivering excellence, innovation and want to be part of a collaborative and supportive team, we would love to hear from you! Our state-of-the-art ward, offering dementia patients with pioneering standards in healthcare delivery and contributing to our elective recovery programme, requires an exceptional Ward Leader with a background/experience/interest in elderly care in to be part of our remarkable team.

Please note we require an experienced Registered Ward Leader/Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse with current NMC Registration.

Main duties of the job

To assume responsibility for the designated ward and provide clinical leadership to the nursing team.To lead and develop the nursing team in the care of elderly patients and assist in the development of clinical competencies.To work in a 50:50 split, both clinically on the ward and in a managerial capacity.

See attached job description for further details of main duties and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification which is attached.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of clinical leadership and management


  • Leadership and/or Management course Advanced communication skills training



  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Band 6
  • Experience as a senior nurse with the ability to demonstrate utilisation and facilitation of evidence-based practice.
  • Experience of teaching and assessing in the clinical area.


  • Demonstrable experience of collaborative working and service development.
  • Experience of change management and project development.

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury Foundation Trust

Odstock Road



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